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Huge turnout expected for POWER-GEN 2009

first_imgThe event, which takes place from December 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is expected to attract over 18,000 attendees who will share practical experience, knowledge and ideas on the latest power industry trends and challenges.Berard Transportation, Incopro Corporation, UTC Overseas, Transport Logistics, Specialized Rail Transport & Cooper T. Smith, Argosy Transportation Group, Mammoet USA and Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co are all exhibiting at the show.They are joined by Burkhalter Rigging, Ceres Barge, J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co, ATS Specialized and Bigge Crane and Rigging.SOS Global Express, Edwards Moving and Rigging, Bennett Motor Express and Emmert International will also have a booth.In total, the event boasts more than 1,200 exhibitors.Online registration closes tomorrow (December 3) – those planning to attend are being urged to register now to avoid queuing on site.For more information, visit www.power-gen.comlast_img read more

Major PI firm reveals £13m profit hit as reforms loom

first_imgOne of the country’s biggest personal injury firms saw profits tumble in the last financial year, accounts have revealed. Pre-tax profits at national firm Thompsons Solicitors slumped from £16.2m in 2014/15 to £3.4m in the 2015/16 year ending 30 April.Turnover fell from £76m to £67.3m as the business faced difficult conditions in the personal injury market.The accounts, published at Companies House over the Christmas break, also show the firm made £3.8m provision for redundancies over the year.The Gazette revealed in July 2015 that Thompsons, which is best known for its trade union work, was due to restructure its business and close three offices.The 2016 accounts show overall headcount fell from 946 to 923 during the year, with the drop largely due to reductions in non-case-handlers.The highest remuneration of a LLP member for the year in 2015 had been a total package worth £918,000. The highest-paid member in 2016 received a package worth £519,000, which included £47,000 net income, tax provision of £233,000 and a £239,000 retirement payment.Profit for the year available for discretionary division among members was £1.16m – down from £13.1m in 2015.In a statement, a Thompsons spokesman said: ‘It has been a challenging year in which we have undergone major reshaping as a result of LASPO and employment tribunal fees, with significant redundancy costs which are reflected in the firm’s profits for the year. ‘With those structural changes, we are well placed to face future challenges. We will continue to campaign against the politically and morally unjustified proposed increase in the small claims limit which would be devastating to clients who suffer personal injury.’In November, justice secretary Liz Truss outlined plans to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000 – effectively removing most lawyers from the process – and scrap or reduce compensation payments for soft-tissue injuries.The consultation on the reforms closes on Friday.Thompsons has spearheaded a campaign to oppose the changes, accusing the government of feeding ‘fat-cat’ insurers. The campaign was launched last month with the support of Labour’s shadow justice team, which includes former Thompsons solicitor and shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon.Firms have warned of the potential effects of Truss’s proposals, with dozens admitting in a poll that they would either close their personal injury department or shut down altogether.last_img read more

Bombardier sees revenue improve

first_imgBOMBARDIER Transportation has reported revenues of C$1·6bn for the three months to July 31, compared to C$752·7m in the same period last year. Income before taxes and goodwill amortisation was C$77·8m, up from C$37·6m.The increase is the result of Bombardier’s takeover of Adtranz on April 1, and large contracts with the New York subway and Virgin Rail. During the second quarter, Bombardier Transportation signed contracts in seven countries worth a total of C$805m. Bombardier Transportation’s current C$20bn order backlog represents an increase of more than 127% during the quarter, thanks to the new contracts and the inclusion of former Adtranz orders.The growth at Transportation lifted the consolidated turnover of Bombardier Inc by 44% to C$4·9bn for the three months.last_img

Farmington Schools Science Olympiad students place among top 10

first_imgVarun Agrawal and Yash Mehta (Farmington Public Schools)Farmington Public Schools’ (FPS) Middle School Science Olympiad students placed among the top 10 teams at the Birmingham Covington Middle School Science Olympiad Invitational, held Saturday, Feb. 3.All four FPS middle schools competed against 40 other schools from across Michigan. Power Middle School placed seventh overall and received a trophy for sixth place among the schools.Invitational events provide students an opportunity to prepare for the regional and state competitions. Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states.The following FPS middle school students competed in the event:Power Middle School – 7th Place Overall,  trophy for 6th Place among schoolsMedals1st place in Roller Coaster – Maddie Newton & Noreen Bongado2nd place in Fast Facts – Praneet Voleti & Saketh Ram Kolichina2nd place in Road Scholar – Maddie Newton & Praneet Voleti3rd place in Experimental Design – Madhumitha Rajaprakash & Praneet Voleti4th place in Towers – Saketh Ram Kolichina & Shrika GubbalaRibbons5th place in Mystery Architecture – Keshav Sriram & Saketh Ram Kolichina8th place in Anatomy – Noreen Bongado & Saketh Ram Kolichina8th place in Dynamic Planet – Madhumitha Rajaprakash & Shrika Gubbala8th place in Optics – Madhumitha Rajaprakash & Saketh Ram KolichinaEast Middle School – 15th Place OverallMedals4th place in Write It Do It – Dylan Dancel & Shriya RajeshRibbons5th place in Roller Coaster – Shriya Rajesh & Yasaswini Kamety7th place in Experimental Design – Anish Gaddam, Kanksha Jinna & Ramya Ramkumar7th place in Hovercraft – Anish Gaddam & Kanksha JinnaFarmington STEAM Academy team (Farmington Public Schools)Farmington STEAM AcademyMedals3rd place in Roller Coaster – Shreyas Narayanan & Amatullah Poonawala3rd place in Towers – Mariam Safirta & Nitya SankarRibbons5th place in Experimental Design – Preeti Sonawane & Preya Patel8th place in Hovercraft – Alpana Rajagopal & Amatullah PoonawalaWarner Middle SchoolMedals1st place in Rocks and Minerals – Varun Agrawal2nd place in Anatomy – Yash MehtaScience Olympiad aims to increase K-12 student and teacher participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Learn more at soinc.org.Do you appreciate our sharing this and other local stories? Support Farmington Voice with a monthly or one-time contribution.  Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Reported bylast_img read more

We need hydration, but how many glasses of water?

first_imgDepending on the cut and kind, meat has more or less 70%water.  The leaner the meat, the higherthe water content.  Poultry has about 10%lesser water content than red meat.  We always hear that we need to consume at least eight glassesa day for our bodies to flush out toxins and function well.  A glass of water is more or less equal to eightounces and consuming eight glasses a day totals to about two liters.  New clinical research says that because thereare not enough facts to support it, eight glasses a day is not exactly thenorm.  OUR TOTAL body weight is composed of 60 to 65 percentwater.  We need water in our system tocontrol body temperature, transport nutrients, lubricate and cushion ourjoints, nourish our brain, keep our skin moisturized, keep our eyes, ears andnose moist, improve digestion and overall cellular functions.  The best thing with water is that it helps us in weightloss because it fills us up and we tend to eat less.  Aside from water in fruits and vegetables,the fiber in them adds bulk but doesn’t contain any calories.  A high percentage of water and fiber in foodsresults in fewer calories per portion thus, we won’t be consuming many calorieswhen we eat. Of course, water replenishment is dependent on theintensity and duration of the activity. Plain water is best for hydration as it contains no extra calories.  On average, adults lose 10 cups of waterdaily thru sweat and urine but can be replenished by the food and fluids weingest. The earliest sign of dehydration is obviously thirst. Gradually,it involves elevated pulse rate and fatigue.  Later signs include weakness, dizziness and labored breathing.  Twenty percent of water is taken from our daily foodintake.  Fruits and vegetables have highwater contents like cucumber and iceberg lettuce (96%), watermelons andstrawberries (92%), broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage (90%), carrots (87%),pineapples and oranges (85%), banana (70%) and apples (65%).     Proper hydration is also dependent on age.  Children need more as they get easilydehydrated than adults because of their hyperactivity.  Older people also need more water because ofhealth conditions.  Men are naturallybuilt bigger and heavier than women so the need for water is more.  Pregnant women need more water than otherwomen. Electrolytes like potassium and sodium need water to bedissolved to trigger our nerves and muscle contractions. When rehydrating, do it in a cool place and drink slowlyas drinking too fast stimulates urination resulting in lesser hydration.  Unless we are athletes working out forextended periods, water is as good as sports drinks. Water temporarily boosts metabolism and in one study, an eight-ounceglass of water can burn about 12 calories so if we drink at least eight glassesof water, 96 calories will be burned.  Inanother study, participants who had 16 ounces of water before meals lost anaverage of five pounds over the period of three months as compared to those whodid not drink./PN Medical professionals recommend at least three liters formen and two liters for women but the amount is not all plain water as we alsoget water from the food and beverages we take. Most of us get enough hydration unless we’re involved in strenuousactivities for some time, extreme weather conditions or have excessive sweatingand urination.  Losing just two to four percentof our body fluids reduces our endurance and muscular strength. It only takes 30 minutes to get dehydrated in hot weatherand rehydration should be taken every 15 minutes during exercise.  last_img read more

UWF Announces 2010 Broadcast Schedule for Baseball and Softball

first_img Kyle Brown (Photo by Jeff Gammons) PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Panhandle Sports Broadcasting will partner to broadcast seven total games of UWF baseball and softball during the month of April.  The package of games will start this Saturday, April 10, as the Argonauts baseball team hosts Alabama-Huntsville in Gulf South Conference play.  All games will be available on demand at no cost at www.GoArgos.com and www.psblive.com.COMPLETE BROADCAST SCHEDULE4/10: Baseball vs. Alabama-Huntsville (DH) – 2 p.m.4/17: Softball vs. Alabama-Huntsville (DH) – 2 p.m.4/24: Softball vs. Valdosta State (DH) – 1 p.m.4/25: Baseball vs. Valdosta State – 1 p.m.Due to internet availability at Jim Spooner Field and the UWF Softball Complex, video will not be available live but will be offered on demand the following day.  Fans will be able to follow the games with live audio and live stats at GoArgos.com, and video from all of the seven games will be online the following morning.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img UWF Announces 2010 Broadcast Schedule for Baseball and Softballlast_img read more

CSU Vikings Weekly Roundup

first_imgHere is what is happening this week for CSU Athletics! MEN’S BASKETBALLThe Vikings host Cedarville on Thursday (Nov. 2) at 7:00 pm in the Wolstein Center for CSU’s lone exhibition game of the preseason.The game will mark the debut of first-year head coach Dennis Felton who was hired as the 15th head coach in program history in March.CSU returns three starters and eight letter winners from last year’s team and will open the regular season on Nov. 11 at Akron at 7:00 pm.WOMEN’S BASKETBALLCleveland State will begin the 2017-18 season this week, hosting Muskingum College on Wednesday, November 1 in their lone exhibition contest of the season.The Vikings are under the direction of 15-year head coach Kate Peterson Abiad, and return nine letter winners and four starters.Earlier this month, the Vikings were selected finish sixth in the #HLWBB Preseason Poll, with Ashanti Abshaw and Khayla Livingston earning Preseason hCROSS COUNTRYFollowing a fourth place showing at the Horizon League Championship last time out, the Vikings will now have a week off from competition, returning to action in their final race of the season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Friday, November 10).At the #HLXC Championship last time out, the Vikings recorded a fourth place team finish, tying the highest finish in program history.Anna Brandt led the Vikings with a seventh place individual finish, earning Freshman of the Year honors and First Team accolades, while Karen Barrientos earned a spot on the Second Team with an eighth place individual finish.FENCINGCleveland State returns to action this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, competing at the Elite Invitational Duals, hosted by Ohio State.The Viking men went 4-2 in their last action at the OSU Duals while the CSU women were 3-3 at that event.MEN’S SOCCERCleveland State (6-8-2, 4-2-2 HL) closes its regular season in Friday, Nov. 3, as it hosts Detroit Mercy at 7:00 pm for Senior Night.The Vikings began last week by dropping their non-conference finale at Cincinnati, 2-1, as Gianluca DiFranco scored his first goal of the season.CSU then returned home and claimed a 2-1 win over Wright State, clinching a HL Tournament berth in the process. Junior Noah Pio assisted on both CSU goals against the Raiders.WOMEN’S SOCCERThe Vikings (9-9, 5-4 HL) will open play in the Horizon League tournament as the No. 6 seend and will play a first round match at No. 3 seeded IUPUI on Monday (Oct. 30) at 7:00 pm.CSU dropped its regular season finale to Milwaukee, 2-0, on Friday night. Seniors Katie Bainbridge and Jamie Daniels were honored in a pre-match ceremony prior to playing the final home match of their careers.CSU will be making its first appearance in the League tournament since 2015. A win on Monday night would send the Vikings into the semifinals for an 8:00 pm ET match at top-seeded Milwaukee.The Vikings nine wins this year are tied for the second most in program history, while the five League wins were tied for the most in school history.MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVINGCleveland State returns to action with its home opener as it welcomes Green Bay for two days of dual action this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4.The Vikings had last week off after dropping duals at Xavier and Cincinnati the week prior. Junior Jason van der Touw won four individual races against the Musketeers and Bearcats.WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVINGCleveland State returns to action with its home opener as it welcomes Green Bay and Marshall for two days of dual action this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4.The Vikings had last week off after dropping duals at Xavier and Cincinnati the week prior. Junior Molly McNamara was named the HL Swimmer of the Week after posting three wins in those two duals.MEN’S TENNISCleveland State will close out its fall slate this weekend, hosting the second annual Viking Invitational (Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5) at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion on the Cleveland State campus.Entering the weekend, freshman Matthew Terry leads the Vikings with a 10-2 singles record, while classmate Luke Phillips stands at 8-3 and sophomore Nico Mostardi stands at 7-4.WOMEN’S TENNISThe Vikings will participate in their final event of the fall season this weekend, taking part in the WMU Super Challenge (Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5).So far this fall, Isabella Spindler has a team-best 6-1 singles record, while Aleksandra Golawska and Spindler have teamed up for a team-best 6-1 doubles mark.VOLLEYBALLCleveland State (16-7, 9-3 HL) will return to Woodling Gymnasium for a two-match homestand this weekend, hosting Oakland (Friday, November 3) and Youngstown State (Saturday, November 4).Last time out, the Vikings extended their win streak to six straight matches with a pair of 3-1 wins at Wright State and IUPUI.Cleveland State’s 2-0 weekend put them in a tie for first place in the #HLVB standings with just two weeks left of regular season play.WRESTLINGCleveland State opens its 2017-18 season this Sunday, Nov. 5, as it takes part in the Clarion Open.Redshirt senior Nick Corba, an NCAA qualifier from last season, and junior Evan Cheek, who posted a team-leading 27 wins, headline CSU’s returnees.VIKING OF THE WEEKAnna Brandt | Fr. | Cross Country | Rocky River, Ohio Brandt earned first team All-Horizon League accolades after finishing seventh at the Horizon League Championship. She was the top freshman to cross the finish line – posting a time of 22:52 – earning Freshman of the Year honors. Her performance helped the Vikings to a fourth place finish as a team.OTHER TOP PERFORMERSKareem Banton | Sr. | Men’s Soccer Scored his first goal of the season – the game-winner vs. Wright State – helping CSU clinch a berth in the HL tournament.Toni Dickson | Jr. | Women’s Soccer Named to the Horizon League Women’s Soccer All-Academic team.Sara Skeens | So. | Volleyball Averaged a team-best 4.62 kills last week, helping CSU to a pair of wins.Tom Tontimonia | Associate AD After 38 years at Cleveland State, he will retire on Oct. 31.THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULEMonday, Oct. 30 Women’s Soccer at IUPUI (HL 1st Round), 7:00 pmWednesday, Nov. 1 Women’s Basketball hosts Muskingum (Exhibition), 7:00 pmThursday, Nov. 2 Men’s Basketball hosts Cedarville (Exhibition), 7:00 pm Women’s Soccer at HL Semi finals, 8:00 pm ETFriday, Nov. 3 Men’s Swimming & Diving hosts Green Bay, 6:00 pm Women’s Swimming & Diving hosts Green Bay & Marshall, 6:00 pm Volleyball hosts Oakland, 6:00 pm Men’s Soccer hosts Detroit Mercy, 7:00 pm Women’s Tennis at WMU Super Challenge, All Day Men’s Tennis hosts Vikings Invitational, All DaySaturday, Nov. 4 Men’s Swimming & Diving hosts Green Bay, 12:00 pm Women’s Swimming & Diving hosts Green Bay & Marshall, 12:00 pm Volleyball hosts Youngstown State, 4:00 pm Women’s Soccer at HL Championship, 7:00 pm ET Women’s Tennis at WMU Super Challenge, All Day Men’s Tennis hosts Vikings Invitational, All Day Fencing at Elite Duals Invitational, All DaySaturday, Nov. 5 Wrestling at Clarion Open, 9:00 am Women’s Tennis at WMU Super Challenge, All Day Men’s Tennis hosts Vikings Invitational, All Day Fencing at Elite Duals Invitational, All DayThis press release is courtesy of Greg Murphy via Cleveland State media communications. 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Southeast Fisherman Forfeits Boat, Net After Convictions

first_imgDemmert sold the fish to a fish buyer. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 31-year-old southeast Alaska man convicted of violating commercial fishing laws will forfeit a fishing boat, seine net and skiff to the state and pay a fine of nearly $33,000. Demmert had pleaded guilty to fishing in closed waters, unlawful possession of fish and entering false information on a fish ticket. Curtis Demmert of Klawock (klah-WAHK) at sentencing also was ordered to forfeit $17,700 in illegally caught fish.center_img Dall Island is west of Prince of Wales Island. Demmert was charged on Aug. 25. Alaska State Troopers say he used a 58-foot (18-meter) seine vessel, Tlingit Lady, to harvest 23,000 pounds of chum salmon in a closed area near the headwaters of a bay on Dall Island.last_img